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Enviro Rules




Genre: Educational

Place Covered: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, Washington, D.C., Nicholasville, Kentucky, Wallins Creek, Kentucky, Charleston, South Carolina

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2001-10-24

Duration: 00:18:42

Subjects: Educational films | Science | Environment | Environmental law


  • Grandy, Greg Host
  • Gautreaux, Kevin Producer
  • Azene, Hendekea Speaker
  • Aguilar, Priscilla Speaker
  • Bergeron, Beau Speaker
  • Anderson, Jessica Interviewee
  • Orie, Jane Interviewee
  • Bertucci, Theresa Interviewee
  • Glass, Wendell Interviewee
  • Cole, Jacquelyn Interviewee
  • Stickney, Laura Interviewee
  • Hode, Kristen Interviewee
  • Ford, Harold, Jr. Interviewee
  • Freyer, Jennifer Interviewee
  • Adams, Sandy Interviewee
  • Murphy, Meredith Interviewee
  • Hamann, Ryan Interviewee
  • Doyle, Jacob Interviewee
  • Harris, Justin Interviewee
  • Riley, Joseph P. Interviewee


In this episode of the series “Enviro-Tacklebox” from October 24, 2001, host Greg Grandy and the student reporters explore environmental legislation, the political system, and student projects that have resulted in new environmental policies and regulations. They first highlight Jessica Anderson, the winner of a “There Ought to be a Law” contest in Pennsylvania, and her idea for a law requiring recycling at all public buildings. It also includes an interview with Pennsylvania State Representative Jane Orie, who discusses her efforts to make Jessica’s law a reality. Next, Grandy highlights two major environmental laws, the Clean Air Act and the Endangered Species Act. Then, they visit with members of Louisiana Girls’ State and Boys’ State, a youth legislature program that allows students to create and pass their own legislation. The interviewees include Theresa Bertucci, Wendell Glass, Jacquelyn Cole, Laura Stickney, and Kristen Hode. Next, they interview Congressman Harold Ford, Jr. of Tennessee, who discusses the system of checks and balances in the American government. Then, they highlight the Black Mountain Project, a successful effort by Kentucky students in Nicholasville and Wallins Creek to stop the removal of the top of Black Mountain by a coal company. The interviewees include Jennifer Freyer, Sandy Adams, Meredith Murphy, Ryan Hamann, Jacob Doyle, and Justin Harris. Lastly, they feature the efforts by students at Rivers Middle School in Charleston, South Carolina, to highlight the problems of neglected properties in the neighborhood near their school. It includes an interview with Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley.